Brew at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, Mass

Where: Boston

When: August 19th 4 PM - 7:30 PM

For the 8th year in a row the Franklin Park Zoo is hosting it's Brew at the Zoo party! There are over 20+ breweries participating to bring you the ultimate variety of New England beer! There will be orderves provided by local restaurants as well. Grab a pint and make new friends with the Kangaroos or the Zebras! 

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The Art Walk in Newburyport, Mass

Where: Newburyport

When: August 19th 11 AM - 6 PM

Over a dozen of Newburyport's fantastic art galleries are contributing works to this outdoor exhibition! Artwork will be scattered all around town, pick up a map at the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce to help guide you through the area! 

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 The Waterfront Festival in Gloucester, Mass

Where: Gloucester

When: August 19th & 20th 

This two day festival is said to attract over 50,000 visitors! There will be dozens of artisan vendors, fine food samplings, and plenty of live musical acts! This event is handicap accessible and pets are allowed, so long as they remain on a leash! 

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 Walker Stalker Con in Boston, Mass

Where: Boston

When: August 19th & 20th 9 AM - 5 PM

Walking Dead Fans rejoice! Another weekend of Walker Stalker Con is among us, and this year it's featuring a growing panel of celebrity guests! 

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Your local farmers markets are back!: 

The North Andover Farmer's Market open now through  October 8th

Stroll through North Andover's quaint downtown, pick up fresh fruits and veggies for a seasonal summer salad, on your way out stop by my favorite cafe in town, the Good Day Cafe for a lavender lemonade! 

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The Andover Farmer's Market

Located at 97 Main Street in Andover, bring the pups with you and afterwards check out The ultimate Perk featured in our dog friendly cafes and restaurants article

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The Haverhill Farmer's Market 


 Mill Fest 2017 in Amesbury, Mass

Where: Macy Street

When:  August 19th & 20th 9 AM - 5 PM

This is surely to be a fantastic vintage festival, with dozens of antique vendors, food trucks, and live musical performances you and your family will love spending your day here! 


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 Family Film Festival at the Prudential in Boston, Mass

Where: The Prudential

When: August 19th 6 - 10 PM

Every weekend during the month of August the Prudential is hosting a family movie night! This weekend they'll be featuring Disney's live action remake of Beauty and the Beast! Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome, and this is an entirely free event! 

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 The North Shore Baby Bash in Danvers, Mass

Where: Danvers 

When: August 20th 12 PM - 4 PM 

The North Shore Baby Bash is a collection of vendors focused on providing the highest quality products for young families, as well as running workshops for new parents to maximize the efficiency of their care for their newborn! There will be a photo booth, a kids play area, lots of vendors, a nursing lounge, and much much more! 

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 LGBTQ Family Festival at Smolak Farms in North Andover, Mass

Where: Smolak Farms

When: August 20th 10 AM - 3 PM

Scenic Smolak Farms is hosting it's 2nd LGBTQ Family Festival this weekend! Truly a beautiful way to spend a Sunday out with your family and neighbors. Toast farm fresh apple cider towards love and happiness in the North Andover community, then take a stroll through the animal pens and make friends with the alpacas! 

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 No. 9 Park Cocktail Class "Booze & Boston" in Boston, Mass

Where: Boston

When: August 20th 2 - 4 PM

Come to No. 9 Park and learn all about the cocktails that shaped Boston's history! There will be a tasting of 5 - 7 beverages as well as light bar snacks provided. 

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5th Annual Concorso Italiano in Salem, Nh

Where: Tuscan Kitchen 

When: August 20th 10 AM - 4 PM

Where to find an all day car show, wine tasting, and gelato party accompanied by live music? Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, Nh! This is Tuscan Kitchen's 5th car show running and will feature luxury vehicles from Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and many more! 

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Previous events on August 12th & 13th: 

1.  Kids in the Kitchen hosted by The Trustees in Boston, Mass

Where: Boston Public Market

When: August 12th at 10 AM

The Trustees and Boston Public Market are holding annual cooking classes for children 6-12 from not until end of summer! Classes are taught by local farmers and some of the Market vendor cooks, and will last one hour each. Each class holds 18 spots so parents should register their kids in advance! 

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2. Taste Buds Kitchen presents: A Pretzel Twist Workshop in North Andover, Mass\

Where: Taste Buds Kitchen

When: August 12th at 5 PM

Taste Buds Kitchen regularly hosts culinary classes for all ages, and this week students will learn the secret of the kitchen's tastiest pretzel recipe and how to make their Cardamom Honey Dipping Sauce! This class is intended for ages 5-8 along with their parent or guardian accompanying them. Tickets should be reserved ahead of time, they are $30 per adult and child duo! 

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3.  Cut Your Own Bouquet at the Stevens - Coolidge Place

Where: The Stevens - Coolidge Place

When:  August 12th from 10 AM - 5 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from now until October the flower fields are open for guests to come pick flowers and build beautiful bouquets with a large variety of plant life at the Stevens - Coolidge Place! Cost for flowers is $10 for every 10 stems. 

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4.  Kitten Cuddle Time at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen, Mass

Where: Nevins Farm

When: August 13th from 10 AM - 12 PM

For $20 a person you can take part in socializing young litters of kittens, these events greatly benefit the kittens and as well every dollar goes towards the MSPCA's Angels for Animals fund! 

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5.  Prospect Ciderworks X Backlash Beer Co SoWa Block Party in Boston, Mass

Where: SoWa Open Market

When:  Sunday August 13th at 11 AM - 4 PM

What better way to spend a sunny summer day than with early morning yoga and a refreshing craft beer! Yoga lessons will begin at 11 AM, admission to the Beer garden will be included with the $25 ticket to get into the party. There will be live music as well! 

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6. Open Newbury Street in Boston, Mass 

Where: Newbury Street 

When: Sunday August 13th 10 AM - 6 PM 

The entire length of Newbury street is opening up to the public! There will be games, live music, interesting street vendors, and lots of food! Visitors are encouraged to ride their bikes or utilize the many MBTA stops that run along Newbury. 

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7. 6th Annual Seafood Festival in Boston, Mass

Where: Boston

When:  Sunday August 13th at 11 AM - 7 PM

The Boston Fisheries Foundation invites you to come celebrate everyone's favorite New England export! The Seaport District will be packed with plenty of food vendors, restauranteers offering tastings, and lots of family activities! Admission for adults is $15 and $5 for children. 


8.  The August Block Party in Gloucester, Mass

Where: Gloucester

When: Saturday August 12th 6 - 10 PM

At 6 PM on Saturday Main Street in Gloucester will be shutting down, and the festivities will be starting up! There will be musical acts performing at three stages all throughout the area!  There will be street performers scattered around town along with plenty of food vendors for the family to enjoy. 

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9. Gulu-Gulu Cafe Pop Up Shop: Crepes Edition in Salem, Mass

Where: Gulu-Gulu Cafe

When: August 12th 5 - 9 PM 

Gulu-Gulu is partnering again with Far From The Tree Cider to bring you another night of delicious food and drinks! This night's theme is all about Crepes, both sweet and savory! 

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10. Essex Street Fair in Salem, Mass

Where: Salem

When: August 12th - 13th

For two full days Essex Street in Salem will be packed with over 40 vendors! Expect artisanal crafts, food, and drinks! 


Previous Events: 

1. Sidewalk Sale and Street Festival in Boston, Mass

Where: Chestnut Hill

When: Saturday July 22nd 10 AM - 8 PM and Sunday July 23rd 12 - 6 PM

Boston's Annual Sidewalk Sale is back! This year promises to be better than ever, with fantastic food vendors, performing acts, live music, and Art on the Spot

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2. Sushi + Dumplings Adult BYOB Workshop in North Andover, Mass

Where: Taste Buds Kitchen 

When: Saturday July 22nd 7 - 9 PM 

Taste Buds Kitchen promises to make you North Andover's premier Sushi chef by the end of this session! You'll also learn the Taste Bud method of dumpling making, along with their recipe for Honey Soy dipping sauces. This event is adults only and you're encouraged to bring drinks! 

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3. Tacos, Tortas, Dips, Oh My! in Salem, Mass

Where: Far From The Tree Cider 

When: Saturday July 22nd 5 - 8 PM 

North East of The Border Food Truck  is having a Taco party at Far From The Tree Cider. I can't think of a better way to spend a warm summer night than with authentic Mexican cuisine and a chilled hard cider out on the patio. 

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Your Local Farmer's Markets are back!:

The North Andover Farmer's Market open now through  October 8th

Stroll through North Andover's quaint downtown, pick up fresh fruits and veggies for a seasonal summer salad, on your way out stop by my favorite cafe in town, the Good Day Cafe for a lavender lemonade! 

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The Andover Farmer's Market

Located at 97 Main Street in Andover, bring the pups with you and afterwards check out The ultimate Perk featured in our dog friendly cafes and restaurants article

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The Haverhill Farmer's Market 


4. Sunset Sips at the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Mass

Where: The Stoneham Zoo

When: July 22nd 6 - 8 PM

Have a glass of wine from Kingdom Wine Company and get acquainted with some new Flamingo friends at the Stoneham zoo! The cost of admission for this 21+ event is 25$ per person. 

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5. Cut Your own Bouquet at the Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover, Mass

Where: The Stevens-Coolidge Center

When: July 22nd 10 AM - 5 PM

This weekend, and every other Saturday and Sunday from now until October, the Stevens-Coolidge Place is hosting it's weekly flower picking party. Guests can purchase ten stems for 10$ and up. Folks of all ages should come by and explore the gardens after! 

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6. The Blueberry & Raspberry Festival in Danvers, Mass

Where: Connors Farm

When: Saturday July 22nd 9 AM - 6 PM

There will be Duck Races. There will be Pony rides. Are you ready? Connors Farm is hosting the Blueberry & Raspberry Festival this sunny July Saturday! The Admission fee is $9.95 per person, anyone under 2 gets in free. Enjoy! 

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7. Tails & Ales in Methuen, Ma

Where: Nevins Farm 

When: July 22nd, 5-8:00 PM 

This 21+ event raises funds which 100% of go to your local MSCPA, guests can enjoy a leisurely walk around the grounds and enjoy craft beers from the finest breweries around the North Shore. Tickets are $60 in advance, and $75 at the door. 

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8.  Teddy Bear Picnic in North Andover, Mass

Where: Smolak Farms 

When: July 23rd 11 AM - 1 PM 

Bring your child and their best furry friend down to the farm for a day of games, crafts, and fun food! Smolak is hosting its first Teddy Bear Picnic and it's expected to be a beautiful day! 

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9.  SoWa Adoption Market in Boston, Mass

Where: Boston

When: Sunday July 23rd 10 AM - 4 PM

Come shop Boston's greatest street vendors, meet new puppy friends and possibly bring one home! While you're there there learn about Boston's volunteer opportunities that benefit our cities animal population! 

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10. Open Newbury Street in Boston, Mass

Where: Newbury Street

When: Sunday July 23rd 10 AM -6 PM

Boston's Scenic Newbury street is filling up for the day with activities and games in the street! This nearly all day event will give Boston residents the opportunity to explore Newbury in a whole new way. 

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11. Paddle for Paws Fundraiser in Boston, Mass

Where: The Dragon Boat Club

When: Sunday at 10 AM- 12:30 PM

This is a fantastic event that benefits a great cause! Guests will learn how to paddle dragon boats on the beautiful Charles River while raising money for Boston's dog population! 

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12. Play Time at Peter's Park in Boston, Mass

Where: Peter's Park

When: Sunday July 23rd at 2 PM

A new group Boston Terriers of Boston is hosting a puppy play day! Bring your furry friend over to Peter's Park for a day of socializing with Boston's finest Bostons! 

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Past Events:

1. Trolls: Movies by the River Series in Haverhill, Mass

Where: Haverhill Bank

When: Friday July 13th 7-10 PM 

Haverhill's Movies by the River series is a collection of free outdoor movie showings that will go on throughout the summer! All movies will be G or PG . Make sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets! 

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2.  The Gilligan's Island Costume Fundraiser Cruise in Newburyport, Mass

Where: Newburyport's Waterfront 

When: Friday July 14th 7-10 PM

This Gilligan's Island themed fundraiser benefits the Actor's Studio of Newburyport which puts on theatrical shows, film screenings, acting classes, and many more activities that liven up the North Shore community! There will be great food, sweet drinks, dancing, and costumes galore! 

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3.  Blueberry and Raspberry Festival in North Andover, Mass

Where: Smolak Farms

When: Saturday July 15th 10 AM - 4 PM

It's the beginning of Blueberry season! Smolak Farms is kicking off their berry year with a day of fun and games all around the grounds, bouncy slides, face painting,  cow trains, and more! Families should definitely come down to pick up supplies for a fresh summer fruit crostata

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4. Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festival in Gloucester, Mass 

Where: Hammond Castle 

When:  Saturday July 15th 11AM - 5 PM 

My favorite historical center on the North Shore is hosting it's yearly fundraiser! The proceeds of this event go towards preserving the Castle for Gloucester's future generations to enjoy. There will be dozens of medieval vendors, artisans, performers, and food suppliers. Come in your best renaissance regalia, this event will be perfect to get you ready for the Game of Thrones premiere July 16th! 


5. Root Beer Float Stand In Methuen, Mass

Where: MSPCA

When: Saturday July 15th 12-4 PM 

The folks at the MSPCA promises that calories don't count when you're eating for a good cause! Every Root Beer Float sold goes to benefit puppies with special needs. 

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6. Teddy Bear Picnic in North Andover, Mass

Where: Smolak Farms 

When: July 23rd 11 AM - 1 PM 

Bring your child and their best furry friend down to the farm for a day of games, crafts, and fun food! Smolak is hosting its first Teddy Bear Picnic and it's expected to be a beautiful day! 

Toy on Rock by Sea Against Sky


7. Saturday Sounds at the Winery in Haverhill, Mass

Where: Willow Springs Vineyards

When:  Saturday July 15th from 7-10 PM 

Willow Springs is hosting it's monthly music night!   EJ Ouellette and Crazy Maggy will be performing all night, food will be provided by Hobbsies! Sample Willow Springs delicious selection of fine wines while you're there as well, enjoy! 

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8.  Sunday funday with DJ Rob Benton at Bernie's Beach Bar in Hampton, Nh

Where: Bernie's Beach Bar

When: Sunday July 16th from 1-5 PM

Come to Bernie's for a day of fun in the sun! Delicious drinks and appetizers are a plenty, here! DJ Rob Benton will be working the DJ table all afternoon, it's guaranteed to be a beautiful day! 

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10.  Let's Brunch! Adult BYOB at Taste Buds Kitchen, in North Andover Mass

Where: Taste Buds Kitchen 

When: Sunday July 16th 11 AM - 1 PM

Come for the French Toast sticks, stay for the bottomless Mimosas! Taste Buds Kitchen is hosting Sunday brunch for you and your friends this weekend, while you're there learn about their cooking class opportunities!  

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11. Family Picnic in the Park: Summer Pops Concert in Lowell, Mass

Where: Lowell 

When: Sunday July 16th 2-3:30 PM 

This Summer concert has free admission with a suggested donation of $10. A live orchestra will be playing fantasy and folk music over the course of the afternoon! Surely to be a magical experience! 




Past Events: 

120 Minutes: a 90s Party at the 6B Lounge in Boston, Mass

Where: 6B Lounge

When: July 7th 9 PM - 2 AM

DJ Mickey Grouse will be spinning your favorite 90s hits this weekend at the 6B lounge in Boston! This event is free before 9:30 PM, with a cover charge of $5 afterwards. 6B hints that anyone dressed as characters from the classic Clueless will win a prize! 

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The Museum of Fine Art's Final Night of Matisse in Boston, Mass

Where: Museum of Fine Arts

When: July 8th 5-10 PM

Come for a night of Fine Art and specialty limited edition Beer! This will be the final night to view the "Matisse in the Studio" collection at the museum but they'll stay open late so everyone has a chance to bask in Matisse's glory! Cost of admission is $25 for adults. 

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Check out an EP Release Party Played by Puzzle Factory in Salem, Mass

Where: Gulu-Gulu Cafe 

When: July 8th at 9 PM

Chill out to some new folk music in Salem's coziest cafe and cocktail bar

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Boston's Outdoor Lobster Party

Where: SoWa Food and Beer Garden

When: July 8th-July 9th

Boston's best food trucks and craft beer brewers will be serving up specialty lobster dishes! This event is outdoors and very dog friendly, be sure to check out the rest of SoWa's marketplace which includes it's antique fair! 

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Boston Pizza Festival

Where: Boston City Hall

When: July 8th-9th

Come on over to City Hall for lots of pizza, beer & wines from local Boston vendors! Festival entry is $15 per person. Expect live music! 

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Family Film Festival at the Prudential

Where: The Prudential Center 

When: July 8th  6-10 PM 

The Prudential will be screening the live action Annie movie! Every little kid loves America's scrappiest little orphan, parents that remember the original classic do too! Families should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. 

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Jamaica Mi Hungry Food Truck Party in Boston, Mass

Where: Dorchester Brewing Company

When: July 9th

There will be Craft Beer. There will be Jamaican food. What more could you need!? The perfect way to end this holiday week if you ask me! 

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Trolls: Movies by the River Series in Haverhill, Mass

Where: Haverhill Bank

When: July 13th 7-10 PM 

Haverhill's Movies by the River series is a collection of free outdoor movie showings that will go on throughout the summer! All movies will be G or PG . Make sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets! 

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Grab a Pint at Oak & Iron Brewing Company, in Andover Mass

Sitting just outside of downtown Andover and overlooking the Shawsheen river is Oak & Iron brewing company.  Oak & Iron's taproom is open four days a week, Thursday through Sunday. Oak & Iron brews 11 beers year round and are constantly circulating in and out of their taproom! 

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A free Jazz Concert on Spectacle Island, in Boston Mass

Where: Spectacle Island 

When: July 9th 1- 4 PM

Spectacle Island's summer series continues on this Sunday, featuring Berklee College of Music students and alumni! 

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Explore the POPnology Exhibit at the Museum of Science

Where: Boston's Museum of Science

When: Opens July 5th

Find out how science fact and fiction merge together in our world, and learn all about pop culture's influence on modern technology! 

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Jaws at the Lawn on D, in Boston Mass  

Where: The Lawn on D 

When: June 30th at Sundown

Stay out of the water! Crush cans of Narragansett beer with Chief Brody and chill out on the lawn with the family watching the original 1975 film! 

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Summer Block Party, at the Lawn on D 

Where: The Lawn on D 

When: July 1st 12-6 PM 

Get ready for a full Saturday of outdoor activities and live music! The Lawn on D will be hosting Never in Vegas and MB Padfield for performing acts and some of Boston's best food trucks! 

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Amesbury Pines Music Festival, in Amesbury Mass 

Where: Amesbury Town Park

When: July 1st from 12-8 PM  

Where to find the swing dancing and flatbread pizzas this weekend? At the Amesbury Pines Music Festival! Featuring a line up of brass and indie bands performing throughout the day! Check out the adorable outdoor Vendor Village and grab a bite at the food trucks that'll be catering! 


90s Night at the Gulu-Gulu Cafe

Where: Gulu- Gulu Cafe 

When: July 1st 9 PM - 1 AM

Break out your best bomber jacket and pump up the hairspray cause tonight we're gonna party like it's 1999! Gulu Gulu will be playing some of your favorite 90's hits and serving up some classic cocktails from everyone's favorite decade. 

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Craft Beer and Puppies at Battery Park in Boston

Where: Battery Park

When: July 1 at 1 PM - 4 PM

Take your best furry friend out for a drink at Battery Park! At $20 dollars a ticket guests and their pups get their first beer, specialty cocktails and a photo-op with the doggies. 

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Family Film Festival at the Prudential

Where: The Prudential Center 

When: July 1st 6-10 PM 

The Prudential will be screening the live action Annie movie! Every little kid loves America's scrappiest little orphan, parents that remember the original classic do too! Families should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. 

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Sunday Funday at Bernie's Beach Bar

Where: Hampton Beach

When: July 2nd 1-5 PM 

Take a trip to Coastal Hampton, New Hampshire for a day of cocktails and lounging in the sun! Enjoy live music performed by Rob Benton, kick back with a margarita and an appetizer and enjoy the beautiful day here. 

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Firework Display Dates: 

Sunday:

Methuen

Monday: 

Amesbury 

Andover 

North Andover

Haverhill

Tuesday:

Boston

Marblehead

Salem

Salisbury


Upcoming Events:

 Boston Pizza Festival

Where: Boston City Hall

When: July 8th-9th

Come on over to City Hall for lots of pizza, beer & wines from local Boston vendors! Festival entry is $15 per person. Expect live music! 

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Healthy, Fit & Fun in Boston

Where: The Esplanade

When: Beginning July 11th-13th at 7PM 

Boston's yoga in the park series starts soon! These events are completely free across the board! Students should pre-register online

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 Movies at the Mansion: Finding Dory, in Waltham Ma

Where: The Lyman Estate 

When: July 13th, 8:30-10:15 PM

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Historic New England presents Finding Dory! There will be live music and light refreshments served before the movie, guests should bring their own chairs and blankets. This event is rain or shine! In the case of rain the movie will be hosted indoors. 

July Friday Nights in Lowell, Mass

Where:  The Mill Yard 

When: May through October 

Craft Beer. Artisanal goods. Tacos. All at the Mill Yard in Lowell! These events will feature live music all throughout the season. 

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